I have been holding off sending this update so that it coincided with the installation of our new website. Were that it were so. We are ‘on the edge.’ I was told the 1st of January, then the 1st of February and now we are shooting for the 15th of February. Yes… this year.. Pray for me!
Problem is that I have thousands of things on the site, running from Newsletters to video clips to books to articles to my new blog to a bookstore to old audio files I want to be also available for iPod downloads and even a whole section for the works of the late John L. Smith.
Keep us in prayer. We will have an interactive site for you and it will be soon. We have had to go outside the ministry for professional help and while it has been costly, it is probably the smartest thing we have done with the site since we started this process so long ago.
Meanwhile, I have had to go through every file and review, edit, update and expand. That is finished…thankfully so. What a project that was.
While January has been a tight month financially, it has been a profitable month in souls... So many have been writing, emailing in about finding the real Jesus that I am ecstatic. I am going to print out a few of the notes that have come in.
I hate to even bring the subject up, but we sure are broke right now and anything you can do to help us out would be a major blessing. You can send a gift though our website donation button, send a gift by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or call it in at 1-800-861-9888
Your brother in Christ, Ed Decker
Needless to say, the cost of the website, the technical support and our own server is pretty expensive, especially in tight times like we are now all experiencing.
Because the site does not support itself with donations from its users, we must find ways to keep it functioning. One way is to do advertising. We have signed up with Google Adsense and the site will have ads posted by Google that are triggered by key words such as Christian, Mormon, LDS, Masons, Bible, etc.
Do not be shocked to see an ad for LDS Singles. We have not gone to Hell in a hand-basket. These ads will generate the dollars we need to keep the thousands of articles and items on the site available at no cost for you.
One other solution is that YOU and those with whom you do business may want to buy ad space on the site with a monthly fee… guaranteed to have a prime ad position.
Another way would be for a number of you to commit a small dollar amount each month and when that gains enough ground, we would be able to drop the advertising.
Let me know your thoughts on the matter and if you have a better idea, let me know about it. Thanks so much!
Ten years ago, I [ Julia] was in Egypt interviewing Coptic Christians who described how persecution by Muslims had become a way of life for them. The situation is worse now because of increased abductions of Coptic girls, who are forced into a sham marriage with a Muslim, raped, forced to convert to Islam and separated for good from their families.
These are girls as young as 12 who are being grabbed off Egyptian streets. Photos are taken while the girl is being raped to blackmail her into converting, says Mary Abdelmassih, a Coptic activist.
"She's told the pictures will go to her family," she told me. "They'd rather die than have that happen." Today (Jan. 7) being the Coptic Christmas, this as good a time as any to describe how these kidnappings are at epidemic levels in Egypt and how the plight of these poor women has become Christian sex slavery.
Read the full story at: http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/07/duin-coptic-girls-being-abducted/
A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors.
“Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point,” said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. “It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and the actual connection.”
The stones were moved to the hilltop last year because erosion threatened to make them unstable in their previous location near the visitors’ center. Crews arranged them in two concentric circles because they thought it would be a pleasant place for cadets to relax, Longcrier said.
THE ENERGIES OF LUCIFER
“When the Mason learns that the Key to the warrior
on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of
living power, he has learned the Mystery of his Craft.
The seething energies of LUCIFER are in his hands, and
before he may step onward and upward, he must prove
his ability to properly apply [this] energy.” (Manly P. Hall,
Lost Keys of Freemasonry, page 48)
YES, LUCIFER IS GOD
(Arthur E. Waite, himself a Freemason and ceremonial
magician, claims that the following quote is spurious.
However, we offer it because it fits in quite well with the
other writings of Albert Pike which are known to be
authentic; and because Waite’s scholarship in other areas
is highly suspect.—Ed)
“That which we must say to the crowd is—We
worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without
superstition. “To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we
say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the
32nd, 31st and 30th degrees—The Masonic Religion
should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees,
maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.
“If Lucifer were were not God, would Adonay (the
God of the Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty,
perfidy, and hated of man, barbarism and repulsion for
science, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him?
“Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is
also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light
without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white
without black, for the absolute can only exist as two
gods; darkness being necessary for light to serve as its
foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the
brake to the locomotive.
“Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy;
and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in
Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light
and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against
Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.” (Instructions to
the 23 Supreme Councils of the World by Albert Pike,
Grand Commander, Sovereign Pontiff of Universal
Freemasonry, July 14, 1889. Recorded by A.C. De La
Rive in “La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-MaÁonnËrie
Universelle” page 588)
(Ed) The Word of God, the Bible, clearly puts Lucifer in
his proper place, and gives God’s reasons. “How art
thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!
How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I
will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit
also upon the mouth of the congregation, in the sides of
the north. I will ascend above the clouds; I will be like
the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down hell, to
the sides of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
From the Temple rituals for the living to those for their dead, from the teaching that Families are forever to the pressure on parents to send their youth to the mission fields across the world, the Mormon people are committed to a controlled program that maps out their entire lives as they seek their own exaltation and godhood. Let us look at this mystery religion in simple terms.
Mormonism teaches that trillions of planets scattered throughout the cosmos are ruled by countless gods who once were human like us.
They say that long ago, on one of these planets, to an unidentified god and one of his goddess wives, a spirit child named Elohim was conceived. This spirit child was later born to human parents who gave him a physical body.
Through obedience to Mormon teaching, death and resurrection, he proved himself worthy and was elevated to godhood as his father before him.
Mormons believe that Elohim is their Heavenly Father and that he lives with his many wives on a planet near a mysterious star called Kolob. Here the god of Mormonism and his wives, through endless Celestial sex, produced billions of spirit children
To decide their destiny, the head of the Mormon gods called a great heavenly council meeting. Both of Elohim's eldest sons were there, Lucifer and his brother Jesus.
A plan was presented to build planet earth where the spirit children would be sent to take on mortal bodies and learn good from evil. Lucifer stood and made his bid for becoming saviour of this new world. Wanting the glory for himself, he planned to force everyone to become gods. Opposing the idea, the Mormon Jesus suggested giving man his freedom of choice as on other planets. The vote that followed approved the proposal of the Mormon Jesus who would become saviour of the planet earth.
Enraged, Lucifer cunningly convinced one-third of the spirits destined for earth to fight with him and revolt. Thus, Lucifer became the devil and his followers the demons. Sent to this world in spirit form, they would forever be denied bodies of flesh and bone.
Those who remained neutral in the battle were cursed to be born with black skin. This is the Mormon explanation for the negro race. The spirits that fought most valiantly against Lucifer would be born into Mormon families on planet earth. These would be the lighter skinned people, or white and delightsome, as the Book of Mormon described them.
Early Mormon prophets taught that Elohim and one of his goddess wives came to the earth as Adam and Eve to start the human race. Thousands of years later, Elohim in human form once again journeyed to earth from the star base Kolob, this time to have physical relations with the Virgin Mary in order to provide Jesus with a physical body.
Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde taught that after Jesus Christ grew to manhood, he took at least three wives, Mary, Martha and Mary Magdalene. Through these wives, the Mormon Jesus, supposedly fathered a number of children before he was crucified. Mormon founder, Joseph Smith, is supposedly one of his descendants.
According to the Book of Mormon, after his resurrection, Jesus came to the Americas to preach to the Indians who the Mormons believe are really Israelites. Thus, the Jesus of Mormonism established his church in the Americas as he had in Palestine. By the year 421 A.D., the dark skinned Israelites, known as the Lamanites, had destroyed all of the white skinned Nephites in a number of great battles. The Nephites' records were supposedly written on golden plates buried in the Hill Cummorah by Moroni, the last living Nephite.
400 years later, a young treasure seeker named Joseph Smith, who was known for his tall tales, claimed to have uncovered the same gold plates near his home in upstate New York. He is now honored by Mormons as a prophet because he claimed to have had visions from the spirit world in which he was commanded to organize the Mormon Church because all Christian creeds were an abomination. Joseph Smith originated most of these peculiar doctrines that millions today believe to be true.
By maintaining a rigid code of financial and moral requirements, and through performing secret temple rituals for themselves and the dead, the Latter-day Saints hope to prove their worthiness and thus become gods. The Mormons teach that everyone must stand at the final judgment before Joseph Smith, the Mormon Jesus, and Elohim.
Those Mormons who are sealed in the eternal marriage ceremony in LDS temples expect to become polygamous gods or their goddess wives in the Celestial Kingdom, rule over other planets and spawn new families throughout eternity. The Mormons thank God for Joseph Smith, who claimed that he had done more for us than any other man, including Jesus Christ. The Mormons claim that he died as a martyr, shed his blood for us, so that we, too, may become Gods. (end)
Shocking, incomprehensible? Maybe to you and to me, but this is the core of Mormon theology and it binds its believers away from the real Jesus, the real gospel and the real spirit of truth as surely as though they were locked away in chains of metal.
I am submitting this as a letter of resignation, effective immediately, for any and all affiliations with this or any other Masonic organization, including but not limited to blue lodge, Scottish rites and Joppa temple shrine.
I have been involved in this organization for about twenty years. I joined in good faith and thought I knew what I was joining. Most all of the men I knew who were “masons” were honorable people. This is still true today. My father, my father’s father, and a number of my family were in this organization during their lives.
However; I did not know until recently that the organization was in such conflict with the Holy Bible and the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ. I began my walk with Jesus much later in life. Nevertheless, I now know the true meaning of life. After reviewing the principles of freemasonry and the Bible, I see the contradictions. I could reference many scriptures, but that could go on for a long while. Those who are truly familiar with the Holy Bible know the ones to which I refer. However, for the benefit of those who may not, I reference: